Use of medicinal plants and pharmaceuticals by indigenous communities in the Bolivian Andes and Amazon.
- I. Vandebroek, J.-B. Calewaert, N. de Kimpe
- Medicine, Political ScienceBulletin of the World Health Organization
- 1 April 2004
The cultural importance of traditional medicine and the physical isolation of communities, both in general and from PHCs, are factors that influence the use of and knowledge about medicinal plants.
Cultural significance of medicinal plant families and species among Quechua farmers in Apillapampa, Bolivia.
Cross-cultural adaptation in urban ethnobotany: the Colombian folk pharmacopoeia in London.
Health for sale: the medicinal plant markets in Trujillo and Chiclayo, Northern Peru
- R. Bussmann, D. Sharon, I. Vandebroek, Ana Jones, Zachary Revene
- MedicineJournal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
- 10 December 2007
This study attempted to document the sources of the most popular and rarest medicinal plants sold in the markets of Trujillo (Mayorista and Hermelinda) and Chiclayo (Modelo and Moshoqueque), as well as to create an inventory of the plantsSold in these markets, which will serve as a basis for comparison with future inventories.
Globalization and Loss of Plant Knowledge: Challenging the Paradigm
This study compared one type of cultural knowledge about medicinal plants among Dominican laypersons who self-medicate with plants and live in rural or urban areas of the Dominican Republic, and those who have moved to New York City.
The importance of botellas and other plant mixtures in Dominican traditional medicine.
Evidence of the shifting baseline syndrome in ethnobotanical research
- N. Hanazaki, D. F. Herbst, M. Marques, I. Vandebroek
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
- 14 November 2013
The general perception of knowledge loss among young people when comparing ethnobotanical repertoires among different age groups should be analyzed with caution.
Can Andean medicine coexist with biomedical healthcare? A comparison of two rural communities in Peru and Bolivia
- Sarah-lan Mathez-Stiefel, I. Vandebroek, S. Rist
- Medicine, Political ScienceJournal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
- 24 July 2012
The take-home lesson for health policy-makers from this study is that the main obstacle to use of biomedicine in resource-poor rural areas might not be infrastructural or economic alone.
What works in the field? A comparison of different interviewing methods in ethnobotany with special reference to the use of photographs
Ethnobotanists use a variety of interview techniques to collect ethnobotanical data. Drawing upon the results from a quantitative ethnobotanical study in five Yuracaré and Trinitario communities in…